Full text: Notes on Social Science Policy

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"basis as well as a consciousness of being needed or "useful”. 
(The chief and most successful applications seem to be military 
or quasi-military (which space flights may be called in a 
purely descriptive way), or else they are going on in the pre 
cincts of the large concerns. In both cases the diffusion of 
the experience gained is not quite free. Operational Research 
can be of use also in civilian administration of governments, 
but this potential use has not been sufficiently tried out, in 
some countries hardly at all. 
One problem which is common to all social sciences is that their 
development is exceedingly uneven between countries (the dif 
fusion apparently meets with more difficulties than in the case 
of natural science and engineering). International cooperation, 
for this reason alone, could be helpful, and an international 
organisation would have a role to play just here. 
All social sciences can be greatly helped by more interdis 
ciplinary cooperation, but this cannot be achieved merely by 
stuffing a mixed and varied curriculum into the students' 
throats. 
(Cowards an Integrated Science Policy 
'The question of an integrated science policy must start from 
the idea that we are having - or that we ought to have - a 
great reorientation in science policy.Formerly the basic aim 
was growth of GNP. We have to be more subtle now, and we don't
	        

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